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Just found a newly-activated @LinkNYC…

Just found a newly-activated @LinkNYC…

Just found a newly-activated @LinkNYC kiosk on 8th Ave. Easy to use, good UI & strong #wifi signal! https://t.co/KauggNQGBi [Full Story…]

Grand Central Terminal Getting Free #WiFi—in About Two Years

Grand Central Terminal Getting Free #WiFi—in About Two Years

MTA Metro-North Railroad announced that Ericsson will design and install a wireless network inside the terminal as well as the Park Avenue Tunnel. Ericsson is working with a team that includes AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless to create a distributed antenna system (DAS.) The [Full Story…]

Sen. Schumer and Google Unveil New Free Chelsea WiFi Network

Sen. Schumer and Google Unveil New Free Chelsea WiFi Network

Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) joins Google in announcing neighborhood-wide free WiFi in Chelsea Tuesday morning. The free WiFi network extends from Gansevoort Street and 19th Street to Eighth Avenue and the West Side Highway. The network will help attract new tech businesses to the area, including [Full Story…]

Freelancers Find Love at NY Coffee Shops

Freelancers Find Love at NY Coffee Shops

Coffee shops in NY have become spots of "office romance but without the cubicles" for freelancers, according to the NY Post. These freelance workers are attracted to the free Wi-Fi and the caffeine that comes with the territory of the coffee shops. It has been estimated that 42 million Americans do [Full Story…]

AT&T Spends $180M on NYS Connectivity Upgrades

AT&T Spends $180M on NYS Connectivity Upgrades

AT&T is doing more than just putting in free Wi-Fi in NY parks. During the first six months of the year, it spent $180 million boosting connectivity in New York State. Across the NY Metro area, AT&T made nearly 6, 500 upgrades. It added 44 new cell sites and upgraded 3,000 network [Full Story…]

WSJ to Offer Free NY Wi-Fi Hotspots Next Month

WSJ to Offer Free NY Wi-Fi Hotspots Next Month

As part of their initiative to bring readers to their website, The Wall Street Journal will be offering free Wi-Fi in more than 1300 NY hotspots. Throughout September, anyone can use one of the many spots blanketing large parts of Manhattan, including high traffic neighborhoods such as Times Square [Full Story…]

DBP Creates Walking Experience App

DBP Creates Walking Experience App

The Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is developing an app and enhancing local WiFi so that people can use their smartphones for a 1.4 mile walking experience across the Brooklyn Bridge. The trek starts at the staircase entrance to the bridge at Cadman Plaza East, and ends at the home of the Brooklyn [Full Story…]

NY Turns Pay-Phone Kiosks Into WiFi Hotspots

NY Turns Pay-Phone Kiosks Into WiFi Hotspots

NY has announced a new pilot program to turn some of its 12,400 pay-phone kiosks into WiFi hotspots. The Department of Information and Technology and Telecommunications told The NY Daily News that eventually the program will spread to all five boroughs. There will be no password or advertising, but [Full Story…]

WiFi Vans Bridge the “Digital Divide” in Brooklyn

WiFi Vans Bridge the "Digital Divide" in Brooklyn

A new pilot project of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) is bringing high-speed Internet access to multiple NYCHA locations. The Digital Van not only provides Wi-Fi Internet access, but is also equipped with computers and printers for residents to use. According to the van's driver Dennis [Full Story…]

Free WiFi Comes to NY Subways

Free WiFi Comes to NY Subways

  Beginning this week, Google Offers is sponsoring more than 200 free Boingo Wireless hotspots around NY (which includes six subway stations) through September 7. According to Adweek, the WiFi spots will be denoted with signs in the designated locations. Some of these locations include: the [Full Story…]

Rucker Park Addition Marks 1st Anniversary AT&T NY Wi-Fi Initiative

Rucker Park Addition Marks 1st Anniversary AT&T NY Wi-Fi Initiative

To mark the first anniversary of NY's "Wi-Fi in the Parks" initiative, AT&T has now made free Wi-Fi service available in Harlem's Rucker Park, which is the 22nd out of the planned 26 parks offering free AT&T Wi-Fi service. The service spans the five boroughs and is part of a five-year [Full Story…]

NY Marketing Firm Uses Homeless for #SXSW WiFi Spots

NY Marketing Firm Uses Homeless for #SXSW WiFi Spots

As the interactive portion of SXSW wraps up today in Austin, Texas, a NY-based marketing firm called BBH has been garnering attention for running what they call a "charitable experiment" to deliver 4G coverage to select spots at the festival, according to Gawker. Individuals from the Front Steps [Full Story…]

Welcome the “Boffice,” Where Freelancers Drink and Work

Welcome the "Boffice," Where Freelancers Drink and Work

Thirteen.org's Metrofocus blog took a look at a new trend, bars that offer WiFi and are home to freelance workers. NY has more than 100,000 freelancers who look for a place to work to get out of the house. The blog acknowledges that freelancers tend to make cafes their home during the day, but "some [Full Story…]

Wifi Sharing Service KeyWifi to Go Live at Queensbridge Public Housing

Wifi Sharing Service KeyWifi to Go Live at Queensbridge Public Housing

By Esther Surden NYConvergence recently heard from Adam Black, founder of a Brooklyn company called KeyWifi which up to now has been self-funded and is currently on the hunt for $800K in financing for a disruptive platform that allows anyone, anywhere to rent their WiFi to others. The [Full Story…]